A few weeks ago I was looking through some old photo albums at my mom's house and came across this pic.
Funny thing is that Granny still uses that cookbook on the regular.
Recently I thumbed through the cookbook and found the recipe, so I decided it was time I revisited this recipe. The simplicity of recipe makes it even easy for an 8 year old.
1 box light brown sugar
1 ½ sticks butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 ½ c. self-rising flour
1 c. chopped nuts
Cream sugar and butter. Add eggs, one at a time. Add flour and mix well. Add vanilla & chopped nuts. I used less than a cup of mix of black walnuts and pecans. Bake in greased 9x13 pan at 325° for 35-40 minutes.
Without Granny to supervise me during this baking experience I inadvertently grabbed bread flour instead of self-rising. I realized my mistake after putting in about a half cup and switched out the bread flour for the correct flour. So my Chewies came out a tad bit more glutenous than planned, but they were still quite tasty nonetheless.The next time I make these I plan to experiment with a few addends like chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, toffee, or coconut... But for now (and by now I mean this very instant) I'll just top them with a hearty scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel.